Vision & Mission

Our aim is to develop & maintain Mohlatsi Farm to a recognized supplier of certain subtropical fruit from South Africa.

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Mohlatsi Farm is a privately owned agricultural company in Hoedspruit in the Limpopo province of South Africa.  The company consists of various farms that total 355 Ha in size. 110Ha is currently planted with mangoes with an a total of 130688 trees. The farm also comprises of 3.5 Ha of passionfruit and 26 Ha of open fields planted with vegetables.


The farm is situated in the sub-tropical savannah bushveld of South Africa which lends itself to the production of superior quality mangoes. Rainfall varies between 400 – 500mm per year.
Due to the locality of the farm, mangoes ripen normally 2 weeks later than other mango farms in the Hoedspruit area. The average minimum temperature is about 8°C and in summer the maximum can reach 34 – 37°C. Compared to other mango farms in the Hoedspruit area, Mohlatsi Farm is considered a farm with little wind problems.



Currently 5 commercial cultivars are cultivated. Late December to early January the first cultivar to be harvested is Tommy Atkins followed by Keitt from end January. The next cultivar is Kent which we only pick when fully mature. Sensation follows from early February until late March. New cultivars are currently also under evaluation, of which Joa is one of the more promising cultivars.


Three different tree spacings are used on the farms. The majority of trees are planted at 3.5 x 3m and 6 x 1m Second to these spacings some of the orchards are planted at 5 x 1m, 7 x 2m and the rest at 6 x 4m spacing. The very high density orchards play a vital role in the above average yields obtained on this farm - up to 69 tons per hectare.


All orchards are under irrigation. Orchards are either irrigated with micro jets or drip irrigation.


All fertilizer programs are done according to leaf and soil analysis taken in November each year. Fertilizer applications are mostly done by hand, but research is currently conducted on the application of semi-organic carbon fertilizer through the irrigation system.

The leaf norms used on the farm are as follows: N=1.1-1.3%, P=0.09-0.11%, K=0.8-1.0%, Ca=2.0-2.8% and Mg=0.2-0.35%.

Pest and Disease Control

All pest and disease programs are based on an integrated pest management program. We are always striving towards keeping up to date with research and development on pest and disease control and have been successful in implementing new chemicals and pest and disease control techniques very soon after registration.

Orchard Management

Sunburn control forms an integral part of our management practises. Sunburn control on fruit is done either through making use of grape caps or dipping fruit in a white reflective kaolin powder.


Pruning is done on a continuous basis throughout the year. Pruning is done either by heavy machinery (topping), pneumatic shears (topping + hedging) and by hand (panicles, dead wood). Most of the pruning on tree size control is done immediately after harvest.

Harvesting and Packing

The success of our marketing lies therein that we only pick very mature (close to eat-ripe) mangoes. Fruit is picked with long stems followed by snapping the stems, where after the fruit is placed either on drip trays or on the ground to allow latex to ooze out. Fruit is then placed in plastic bins and transported to a central point from where it is transported to the packhouse.


Depending on the marketing environment, fruit will be divided amongst local municipal markets, supermarket groups, informal traders, drying and export. 85% of packed fruit is marketed directly to various super-market groups. We also support the informal trade sector. Approximately 85% of fruit delivered to Mohlatsi Dried Fruit, comes from Mohlatsi Farm.

We always try to keep up to date with new and innovating ideas on fresh produce marketing, and are a preferred supplier to certain supermarket groups focussing on small volumes.